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Jorvik Viking Centre

19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
+44 1904 615505
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Return of the Vikings – JORVIK Reopens 8th April 2017 The year is AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. The city is thriving with a flourishing manufacturing centre and wide trading links. There are new buildings, new peoples and new stories to be told... The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre will reopen on Saturday 8th April 2017 after a multi-million pound re-imagining following the devastating flooding in 2015. What’s New? •A New Ride experience with the sights, sounds and of course, smells, of the Viking-Age •Updated historical interpretation, showcasing the cultural ‘melting pot’ of 10th-century York •The latest cutting edge technology bringing the Viking period to life! Hop aboard our improved ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years! You will discover the impact of international trade on Viking-Age York, including the evolution of a multicultural society in the city, as it’s not just trade goods that flowed into Jorvik but people from across the globe! Plus, with 22 new animatronics across the recreation there is something new to see around every corner. Our gallery experiences have been completely updated, with new display cases allowing you to get up close to the astounding Viking artefacts that inspired the creation of JORVIK. You will have the chance to dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
19 Coppergate | Coppergate Shopping Centre, York YO1 9WT, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved it here! Visited today with a friend, as I hadn't been for years and i'd heard how different it was since the reopening, after the floods in 2015. I was impressed with the layout, the glass floor as you enter the first room, with...More

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Reviewed yesterday

the jorvik Viking centre exhibition was very nice to go around it was very well put to getter well wirth a look cost £11.00 per adult

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been a few times but my partner has never been he found it very interesting and said he would visit again

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst I am only rating this as a 2 it is purely because the experience really wasn't that enjoyable for us. I was expecting far more exhibits to see, read about and explore but other than the ride through the viking settlement there really isn't...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed yesterday

A superbly done museum with the characters in the Jorvik village assuming life-like proportions. The detail is incredible, even down to the smells and the ride through the village in the motorised car (which takes 6 people) is brilliantly done and includes a commentary. After...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ride experience at the start was excellent, full of history and facts about the Vikings. However the other part of the museum was quite small for the price paid and could have included a bit more. The actors were brilliant and the atmosphere was...More

Thank Colette M
Reviewed yesterday

Yes it can work out rather expensive but it is something you shouldn't miss when visiting York. The interactive screens at the start are fun, the cable car ride is interesting and so is the museum afterwards. Takes around an hour or so to see...More

Thank Elmo230885
Reviewed yesterday

Considering you get a year pass for the price, this is very good value. Very informative exhibition and the ride is super. The youngest one ( 2 years) was a little unsure about it all, but not scared. The 5 year old loved it. (especially...More

Thank LindaVaughan
Reviewed yesterday

better than the old visit: we paid £2 more to be fast tracked, well worth it since it was snowing on the queue. Amazing long-haired man organising the queue. Ulf answered our questions, engaging our grandchildren instantly. We could have read the info, but for...More

Thank roeyNeEngland
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband loves anything Vikings and we were both eager to visit Jorvik. The tour was brilliant, very informative. However we were slightly disappointed at how short tour was. We expected a much longer visit. We really paid attention to the room after the tour...More

Thank Jessica G
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December 15, 2017|
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Response from JORVIKVikingCentre | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your question. Some of our staff are dressed in period costume, to reflect the population of Viking-age York but none are in 'character' as such, they are simply dressed in a manner that evokes the... More
October 26, 2017|
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Response from jk1955 | Reviewed this property |
I thought it sounded like Magnus Magnussen
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August 17, 2017|
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Response from 539ana | Reviewed this property |
Book a time slot and make sure you get in the correct que to save time. If there's two of you then one of you needs to get in the que for the ride as this part of the exhibition may not keep your child's interest for... More